Welcome to Heritage BC

Heritage BC is a not for profit, charitable organization supporting heritage conservation across British Columbia through education, training and skills development, capacity building in heritage planning and funding through the Heritage Legacy Endowment Fund. Learn more about us.

Early Bird Registration Now Open for Our 2015 Annual Conference ‘The Main Thing’

 Early bird registration for ‘The Main Thing’, our annual three day conference, taking place October 2-3 in The Miners’ Hall, Rossland, B.C. is now open!» Conference Registration FormThis year’s theme, ‘The Main Thing’ will bring together diverse individuals and organizations interested in exploring using British Columbia’s Main Streets to revitalize downtown areas and discover tourism opportunities...

Heritage BC Quarterly Summer 2015: Heritage and Climate Change

The Summer 2015 issue of the Heritage BC Quarterly has the theme of  ‘Heritage and Climate Change’. Our built, natural and cultural heritage is being affected and we will continue to see the impact of our changing climate in the years to come.  Our next issue will look at the risks to heritage climate change brings, and what heritage organizations in British Columbia are doing to combat it.What are you considering as a patron...

Send us your photographs of B.C.'s Chinese Historic Places!

We were delighted to recently launch the Chinese Historic Places Interactive Map live on the Heritage BC website. The nominated places came from across British Columbia, and represent diverse types of places, including cemeteries, Chinese Canadian community hubs, places related to industry and agriculture, as well as cultural, spiritual, social and educational places.Now we need your help in the creation of profiles for the historic places. We are...

Chinese Canadian history takes its place on British Columbia’s map

British Columbia’s map of historical sites soon will be expanding and becoming more culturally diverse.British Columbians have nominated 77 places they would like recognized as historically important to Chinese Canadian history. Today Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism, has released the full list contained in the Historic Places Nomination Report.The list paints...

Chinese Historic Places Interactive Map

From Vancouver and Victoria's Chinatowns, to sites like the ghost town of Quesnel Forks and historic Barkerville, there are places throughout British Columbia that tell the stories of the province's Chinese Canadian community.From January 22 to March 2 the public was invited to nominate historic places associated with the history of the Chinese community and the development of British Columbia. 138 nominations were received on Heritage BC's website...